Álvaro Silva is a dancer and performer from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, a coastal city in southern Andalusia in Spain.
At present, he is based in Seville and in Brussels. He met with dance at an early age through breakdancing, a discipline that he has been practicing ever since. Álvaro has studied contemporary dance at the Centro Andaluz de Danza (CAD) in Seville and at the same time he did also enroll in traditional Andalusian folk dances.
With teachers David Zambrano, Thomas Hauert, Jennifer Monson, Yoshiko Chuma, Julyen Hamilton, etc. he has broadened his education, especially further developing his practice as a performer.
Álvaro has worked as a dancer for the companies El Punto Danza Teatro (Seville), Isabelle Beernaert (Netherlands), Cía. Kalpanarts, a project that fuses traditional Indu Bharatanatyam dance with contemporary dance, and with David Zambrano.
Considering David Zambrano his mentor, he continues to explore performance and dance teaching based on intense studies with him. Alváro has been studying extensively at his art center, TicTac Art Centre in Brussels, as well as assisting him in several Flying Low and Passing Through workshops throughout Europe from 2019 to 2021.
Álvaro has taught workshops and classes (Flying Low, Passing Through, and improvisation) for professionals and amateurs at the Professional Dance Conservatory Antonio Ruiz Soler (Seville), the Professional Dance Conservatory Maribel Gallardo (Cadiz), La Faktoria Centro Coreográfico (Pamplona), Como baila laCerda (Barcelona), Manuela Nogales Center (Seville), Sol Falco (Menorca), Tic Tac Art Center (Brussels), etc.
In his classes he focuses on developing a rapid response to challenges, inviting each student to expand their skills.